MBTA Announces Red Line Weekend Shutdowns Starting Nov. 15

The plan affects service for the Broadway to Kendall/MIT stations

Red Line service between the Broadway and Kendall/MIT stations will be closing on weekends beginning this week, with shuttle buses replacing train service, the MBTA announced.

The weekend closings will begin on Nov. 15 and end on Dec. 15, the MBTA said in a statement. Thanksgiving weekend will be the exception, with regular train service running from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.

During closings, riders will have the option of taking a shuttle bus from Kendall/MIT to Broadway station, with buses to begin running at 8:45 p.m. on Fridays, according to the MBTA. Normal service will resume on Mondays.

During the work, riders boarding at Kendall/MIT will have to enter the station via the Ashmont/Braintree entrance and riders boarding at Broadway will board at the Alewife side of the platform, the MBTA said.

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority decided to shut down segments of key lines during weekends this fall to repair the aging system, which came under scrutiny following a series of derailments this past summer, under plans announced in August.

Under the plan, the MBTA will shut down more than a dozen stations on the Orange, Red and Green lines during weekends from October to December.

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